Quick Physical Activity Spurts: A Lifesaver for Non-Exercisers
Ever thought that a few minutes of brisk walking could be a lifesaver? Well, it can be, especially for those who don't usually exercise. Researchers delved into the UK Biobank data, focusing on adults who don't engage in leisure-time exercise but do have bouts of moderate-to-vigorous lifestyle physical activity (MV-ILPA). These are short spurts of activity like walking fast to catch a bus. The findings are promising: even short bouts of 1-3 minutes reduced the risk of death and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), such as heart attacks. The shorter the bout, the more vigorous the activity needed to be to see benefits.